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Free Our Beer News Bites – Ontario, B.C. and Alberta

December 5th, 2010 · 9 Comments

It’s been a little while since our last post at Free Our Beer, but it isn’t due to lack of things happening. There’s lots going on and some interesting news will be announced soon.  But I thought I’d post up some quick tidbits of things on the radar in the Free Our Beer world across […]

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Tags: Government · Importing · LCBO · Media · Outside Ontario

Ontario’s Beer Price Conspiracy?

December 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

News broke last week by Dean Beeby of The Canadian Press that the recent minimum price that beer can be sold in Ontario by the case, up to $25.60 from $24.00, was implemented by the LCBO on the recommendation of the Ministry of Finance.  This has sparked some discussion on Bar Towel and quite a few news […]

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Tags: Government · LCBO · Media

CBC on Beer over the years

November 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on CBC on Beer over the years

The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has an extensive online archive of TV and radio clips from their broadcasting history.  One of the topic areas that’s available is entitled “Selling Suds: The Beer Industry in Canada” that covers clips from 1961-2005.  It’s very interesting to see some of changes to the industry over the years.  Something […]

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Tags: Government · LCBO · Media · The Beer Store

Stephen Beaumont Chimes In

July 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Stephen Beaumont Chimes In

Stephen Beaumont, acclaimed beer writer whose 10-year old article about Ontario beer retailing I have already linked to, has just posted a new article on the subject in light of the recent groundswell.  Stephen’s opinion echoes my own, which is to allow speciality beer retail stores, which can happily co-exist with The Beer Store and […]

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Tags: Media · The Beer Store

Dana Flavelle’s Pursuit of Labatt

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dana Flavelle, author of the recent Bad Brew series in the Toronto Star, posted a follow-up article detailing her back and forth with Labatt and InBev in an attempt to secure an interview. An interesting read for sure.

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Tags: Media

McGuinty Considering Specialty Wine Retail

July 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In an interesting yet maddening article this week in the Toronto Star, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty expressed his support for Ontario-produced wines and announced that Transportation Minister Jim Bradley would be “considering any and all proposals that could enhance the sale of wine in the province of Ontario”. As correctly pointed out by my friend […]

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Tags: Government · Media

Troy Burtch’s Point of View

July 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Troy Burtch, an all-around nice guy and author of the excellent beer blog Great Canadian Pubs and Beer, has posted an extensive perspective on the beer retailing system in Ontario in light of all the recent happenings in this area.  Be sure to give it a read.

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Tags: Media · Perspectives · The Beer Store

Beer Petition Coverage in The Star

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Toronto Star continued its coverage of the recent groundswell of support about reforming the beer retailing system in Ontario. The article centers around a recent online petition created by an Ontarian named Derek Forward, which to date has received over 3,700 signatures. Every little bit counts in raising the awareness of how our beer […]

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Tags: Media · The Beer Store

Dalton Says, “It ain’t broke”

July 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Continuing its series on the beer retail system in Ontario, The Toronto Star published some quotes from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today about his thoughts on the issue. He said, “I like the system as it’s found at present” and continued to use the social responsibility excuse as a reason to prevent change. How unfortunate […]

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Tags: Government · Media · The Beer Store

Beaumont’s Call for Change – 10 years ago

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Recently I came across an article, still online, written by Stephen Beaumont entitled “The Trials of Beer Buying”.  Stephen is one of the most respected beer writers around, an successful author in both the printed and virtual worlds. In this article he discusses the ownership of The Beer Store and suggests some changes that could […]

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Tags: Media · The Beer Store